A Raised Fist & A Helping Hand

Media, Merch and Madness


So many gigs still coming in it is unbelievable. Over the weekend we have added Dingwall, Caernarfon, Newquay, another night in Leeds and two more London dates. Incredible to think that we are growing faster now than we did during the heady days of May and June when the idea first went viral. All we can say is, KEEP IT COMING.


While working the WSO stall at Wigan Diggers Festival on Saturday we took delivery of two boxes of merch kindly donated by an anonymous benefactor. We have stickers, button badges and rubber wristbands which will shortly be distributed around interested events to raise more funds for their chosen causes. We can’t thank the individual enough and we made sure he got a bear hug on the day. Big thanks too to UCATT for kindly letting us borrow half their stall on the day. The solidarity was very much appreciated comrades.


We’re really pleased to see some of you using our media template and having a lot of success with your local papers. We can’t emphasise the need to do this enough. WSO is growing at a rapid pace, but to make sure your own event is FULL you need the message out to the four corners of your towns. Even if people don’t want to stay for the music, if you get word out about what we’re up to a lot of people will stick their head around the door and leave a food parcel. ALL donations are going to matter as the Cuts bite deeper and the winter kicks in. Do everything you can to make sure the word is out.

Liverpool- Sound, Food & Drink 2


Author: Matt Hill Songwriter

Storytelling singer-songwriter and community artist who offers a British take on folk and Americana. Formerly known by the stage name Quiet Loner. Recent projects include a songwriting residency in a museum, an album co-written with people at a homeless project and a stint as a resident musician in a prison.

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